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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Sep 6, 2019 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bruce 78

Sandy and Wendy and The Tenth
Detroit Medley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqdrTiYLOlc&;list=PLhnmhDNF1JJjOP9SdRGXYUPRVYLClKU09&index=1

This article reminded me about how I liked even Meeting across the River

https://www.jambase.com/article/bruce-springsteen-passaic-1978

throw their money on the bed and all , like Bruce playing Pacino and even doing DeNiro, You talking to me?

I saw him in July 78 in San Antonio just before this on a Friday night before a test back in Austin the next morning. Nuff said.
We were near front rows, seats in a small indoor auditorium. Bruce jumped into the crowd and he was passed around in front of us kinda like a piƱata but lovingly so.
The Energy was through the roof and he was jumping up and down speaker columns like a madman acrobat. One of the greatest shows I ever saw,

Looking back it was 78 and he had not written so many so many of his songs. so the Detroit Medley and all. Dead was in some ways alike, in any given year they had new songs ahead that were great songs we hadn't heard yet.



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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 7, 2019 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bruce 78

Oh man he and the band were ridiculous. Same thing a couple months later. In mid-December at Winterland. Man sure trusted his fans. I got to see Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. :) Greatest rock band ever imho.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Sep 7, 2019 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bruce 78

I am glad you got to see them back then. I sure was lucky. The setlist looks the same to what I saw.Just watching this old black white grainy video the energy crackles off the screen. Max is pounding em and the Big Man is bringing it home.
What a great showman. I think he is one of the plainest of songwriters with Merle and Townes and Guy, some others. Having said that some of his songs formed a odd mythology of characters and scenes peculiar to a Jersey boy.
Here is the next night show.
Badlands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEtymNVX5TA